Hollimon leaves game
UPDATE @ 5pm: Tests on Hollimon’s right middle finger came back negative, so there’s no damage to the bones in there. Catcher Max St. Pierre’s throw on a first-inning steal of third caught Hollimon’s finger and pulled back the nail. It isn’t torn off or split or anything, but depending on how it looks Thursday, they still might have to remove it. Gross indeed, but it shouldn’t mean any lost playing time.
Hollimon left Wednesday’s game after one inning, replaced by Mike Hessman.
As for Wilkin Ramirez, he said it was a full collision with Panama first baseman Julio Zuleta, and it shook him up a bit. He and the Tigers said after the game that he’s fine. That’s big, because with Curtis Granderson, Carlos Guillen and Magglio Ordonez all off to the World Baseball Classic, there isn’t a ton of outfield depth in camp.